Thank you to everyone who came out to the bottle drive on Saturday! Together, you raised $1354 for individual student accounts and the band program itself.
On Tuesday, the Sr. Band had an excellent clinic with Dr. Gerald King from UVic. They worked non-stop for over two hours (without a break) and were engaged and musical the entire time! Jazz Band students were treated to an amazing and inspiring performance by the Capilano University Big Band and Vocal Jazz ensembles that visited the school as well. Check out Capilano's Jazz Studies webpage https://www.capilanou.ca/jazz-studies/ if this got you thinking about post secondary music opportunities. :)
Band This Week:
1.) Band Classes in Period 1 and 2:
Monday - Band 10 in Period 1 (Band 9 and 10 - Music Monday performance at 9:45am)
Tuesday – Band 9 in Period 1, Band 11/12 in Period 2.
Wednesday – Band 10 in Period 1.
Thursday – Band 11/12 in Period 2, Band 9 in Period 1. (Both classes meet at main school entrance in the theatre lobby. Bring a pencil.)
Friday – Band 9 in Period 1.
Grade 9/10 Practice Cards: Continue recording for week 33, turn in week 32 for marking please.
2.) Morning/Lunch/After School Rehearsals:
Monday - Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz Band at Lunch.
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz Band at Lunch.
Wednesday – Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz Band at Lunch.
Thursday – MARCHING BAND AT 7:30am, Sr. Jazz Band CANCELLED.
Friday – MARCHING BAND AT 7:30am, Drumline Section Practice at Lunch (All Weather Field).
3.) Music Monday - Band 9 and 10 on Monday
Band 9 and 10 students will be performing for MusicMonday for the students at Marigold Elementary School during Period 2 tomorrow. Grade 9s - please make sure that you have your instruments at school! We will perform Prestissimo outdoors, and 3 short numbers in the Marigold gym before returning for the end of Period 2.
Uniforms are NOT required. :)
MusicMonday is a national celebration of music and music education in schools held coast to coast in Canada. :)
4.) Reminder: Senior Concert Rescheduled
Again, there is no Sr. Band concert on Thursday night. This has been rescheduled to May 19th (7:00pm in the Theatre) to allow for more student participation.
5.) Grade 6 Band Festival on Thursday
Spectrum is hosting the 4th Annual Grade 6 Band Festival on Thursday. We are in need of 5 student emcees, a stage crew of 6 students, 2 green room monitors, and 2 band room monitors. Please let me know if you are interested in volunteering for this event (I will sign off for grad volunteer hours). Pizza lunch will be provided for all volunteers. Clinicians this year will be former Spectrum band director Mrs. Sandy King, and Lt. (N) Matthew Clark of the Naden Band!
Have a great week everyone!
(Or "Jimmy" Davis as per Tuesday's jazz concert)
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